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Resident Calling for Special Election

An Oelwein resident claims he has gathered enough signatures to call for a special election for mayor.

At a special meeting last Thursday, the Oelwein council voted to appoint Peggy Sherrets, the current mayor pro-tem, as mayor, effective September 8th

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Photo By: Elwin Huffman - Waterloo Broadcasting
Photo By: Elwin Huffman - Waterloo Broadcasting
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Downtown Waterloo Bridge Closes For Repairs

A downtown Waterloo bridge is scheduled to be closed for the next eight weeks for repairs.

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Sheriff Busy with 2 Accidents in 1 Hour

The Buchanan County Sheriff responded to two separate traffic accidents, less than an hour apart Thursday night, which sent two people to the hospital.

The first happened at about 7pm on 330th street, northwest of Coggon

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Oelwein Council Makes Mayor Decision

The city of Oelwein is moving forward, by appointing a new mayor.

At last night's special council meeting, the council voted to make an appointment to fill the mayoral seat, vacated by Jason Manus, who resigned after being charged with sexually abusing two girls

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Wisconsin Motorcyclist Killed

An accident in Benton County has taken the life of a Wisconsin man. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the accident happened at about 5pm Tuesday on Highway 30, near Keystone.

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Cedar Falls Students Escape Bus Fire

College students in Cedar Falls were able to escape a fire that destroyed a transit bus this (Thursday) morning.

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Jason Manus.  Photo from Fayette Co. Sheriff
Jason Manus. Photo from Fayette Co. Sheriff
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Arraignment Date for Mayor

The now-former mayor of Oelwein, accused of sexually assaulting two young girls, will appear for an arraignment next week.

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Just in Time for the Holiday Weekend: Boil Order for Popular NE Iowa Park is Lifted

The boil advisory for Pikes Peak State Park near McGregor, has now been lifted.

According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, water samples taken at the park on Wednesday, have tested clean for bacteria

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KOEL AM 950 in Oelwein has a Job Opening

 

Seasonal. Part Time. Employment. KOEL AM 950 in Oelwein has a job opening for the right person and we think you know who that person is. We need someone to show up to work on time, work independently, and help us continue to be your local station for Oelwein and Upper Iowa football. Her

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Chris Soules (Photo Courtesy Radio Iowa)
Chris Soules (Photo Courtesy Radio Iowa)
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NE Iowa Man Confirmed As Latest TV “Bachelor”

A farmer from northeast Iowa will be the next star on the reality TV show "The Bachelor." The announcement was made this (Wednesday) morning on A-B-C's Good Morning America.

Thirty-two-year-old Chris Soules grew up on a family farm near Arlington in Fayette County and graduated from Iowa State University

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